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Karen Hale

Karen Hale

"Using the basic elements of color, design, and texture, I create a vibrant and opulent canvas which both pleases and stimulates the art lover. The absence of recognizable objective forms leads you on your own journey of discovery."

Karen Hale's artist father taught her to use power tools by the time she was eleven, while her mother taught her the home arts. Her fascination with materials even at that early age led to her artistic growth. Today, she is able to look anywhere around her and see line, form, and texture, and to transfer these ideas to a canvas. The ability to use layered color brings each piece to a captivating conclusion.

Hale constructs her paintings with layers of thick and thin color that is washed, glazed, or scumbled, In her Serenity Series, she use the smooth canvas to let the colors work, flow, and interact with each other. She may use acrylic paints, mediums, papers, fabric, metallic leafing, chalk pastels, or graphite. The results are a delight of color and texture, resulting in depth that draws the viewer in.

Karen Hale has been a professional artist for more than 45 years. She learned at her father's side, and even though she has no formal training, she has demonstrated a natural mastery of the arts. Over the years, she has worked in many art forms and therefore has the understanding of how various materials work together--and she dares to try.

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Anticipation 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Anticipation 4
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Day Dreaming
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
City Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Anticipation 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Anticipation 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Calm Quiet 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Uplifting I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Uplifting II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Enjoying the View
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Sphere of Dreams II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Free Run II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sphere Of Dreams I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sphere of Dreams IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Free Run I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Mystique
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Reaching Goals
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Take A Bow
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,240
Good Company
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
$ 1,015
Telling Secrets
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Conversation
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
$ 1,140
Break Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
$ 1,980
A New Beginning
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Another Perspective
Acrylic Painting

$ 5,075
$ 2,537.50
Bronze and Teal with Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,600
$ 800
In the Shadows
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,800
$ 2,280
Subtle Tones
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,400
$ 2,040
Bright Future
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Bounce Back Again
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Radiant
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
$ 1,980
Come Alive 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Come Alive 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Flower Patterns
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,500
In the Meadow
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Welcome Home
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Early Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Left the City Behind
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Peaches and Cream 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
On the Edge of Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
Peaches and Cream 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Eager to Shine
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
A Moment Suspended
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Fanciful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Calm Waters
Acrylic Painting

$ 650
On Impulse
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Find Your Way
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,820
Bold and Sassy
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
$ 1,980
Morning Hues
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Through the Haze
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
$ 1,140
Of Other Times
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,900
Elevated Spirit
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
$ 2,310
Out of the Depths
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 4,400
Solitary Scene
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
Grounded In Gold
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
$ 1,312.50
Salt Air
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Artscape 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Wistful
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Midsummer
Acrylic Painting

$ 850
$ 510
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Where There is Quiet
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,550
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Unstructured
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Secrets Kept
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
$ 1,200
New Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Behind the Scene 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,650
$ 825
At the Edge of Spring
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,080
Carefree
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,900
$ 1,740
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
An Invitation to Explore
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,080
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
It's Magic
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,350
$ 675
Understated
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
$ 720
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,400
Mountain View
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 625
Poetry in Bloom
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,950
$ 1,975
Still Waters
Acrylic Painting

$ 275
$ 192.50
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 550
$ 385
A Spot of Red
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Ascending
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Calypso
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Dancing on the Edge
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Free Spirit
Acrylic Painting

$ 5,100
$ 2,550
At the Source
Acrylic Painting

$ 5,075
$ 2,537.50
Blue Fusion
Acrylic Painting

$ 675
$ 405
Lost in The Distance
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,700
$ 850
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
In No Hurry
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 900
Whisper
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 900
Bold Graphic III
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 3,300
$ 1,650
Take It All In
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
$ 1,380
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Deep Blue Sea by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Deep Blue Sea
Acrylic Painting

 
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Sand Washed by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sand Washed
Acrylic Painting

 
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Serene 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Serene 1
Acrylic Painting

 
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Serene 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Serene 2
Acrylic Painting

 
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On the Sea by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
On the Sea
Acrylic Painting

 
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Indigo Light 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Indigo Light 1
Acrylic Painting

 
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Ocean's Edge by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Ocean's Edge
Acrylic Painting

 
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Timeless II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Timeless II
Acrylic Painting

 
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Panes of Color I by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Panes of Color I
Acrylic Painting

 
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Panes of Color II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Panes of Color II
Acrylic Painting

 
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Ocean Magic by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Ocean Magic
Acrylic Painting

 
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Early Evening by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Early Evening
Acrylic Painting

 
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Ocean Spray by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Ocean Spray
Acrylic Painting

 
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Salty Breeze II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Salty Breeze II
Acrylic Painting

 
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Peaceful Pool II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Peaceful Pool II
Acrylic Painting

 
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Delta Blue I by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Delta Blue I
Acrylic Painting

 
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Lonely Waters by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Lonely Waters
Acrylic Painting

 
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Sea Front by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sea Front
Acrylic Painting

 
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Peaceful Pool I by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Peaceful Pool I
Acrylic Painting

 
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Fresh Air II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Fresh Air II
Acrylic Painting

 
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Toes in the Water by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Toes in the Water
Acrylic Painting

 
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Delta Blue II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Delta Blue II
Acrylic Painting

 
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Cloud Gazing by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Cloud Gazing
Acrylic Painting

 
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In the Distance by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
In the Distance
Acrylic Painting

 
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Bouquet of Many Colors by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
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Floating 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Floating 1
Acrylic Painting

 
SOLD
On a Journey by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
On a Journey
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
SOLD
Artscape 6 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Artscape 6
Acrylic Painting

 
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Artscape 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Artscape 1
Acrylic Painting

 
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Captured II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Captured II
Acrylic Painting

 
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Karen Hale - One Woman Show, Sutter Creek, CA, Amador Arts Gallery, 2013
Palo Alto Festival of the ARts, Palo Alto, CA, USA, University AVe,, 2007-2014
Emerging Artist, New York City, New York, USA, Art Business News, 2007
Stanford Art Spaces, Palo Alto, CA, USA, Stanford University, 2004
Collections
La Quinta Arts Festival, Civic Center Campus, La Quinta, CA, USA, 2007-2014